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Neighbors bathroom #8: The drawers are finished.

08-13-2010 04:08 AM by GregP | 5 comments »

Took all day to make the drawers, will assemble tomorrow. The drawers are all soft maple.

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Wood Score

08-13-2010 03:20 AM by Lenny | 23 comments »

I just bought a good assortment of lumber in order to have a stash on hand for potential projects. I saw this post in the Trade/Swap Forum: “Lumber” The poster (Rich) removed the specifics regarding what he had for sale. Suffice it to say it included black walnut (16 bd. ft.), cherry (23 bd. ft), red oak (27 bd. ft.), mahogany (36 bd. ft) and Spanish cedar (40 bd. ft.). The thickness ran from 3/4 to 8/4 and he also threw in cutoffs of 8/4 a...

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Clear Vue dust collector install #2: Motor is up, but not running yet

08-13-2010 02:42 AM by BillyJ | 13 comments »

There is a simple reason for the delay in this install – I don’t like to spend money on things I will not use. Yes, I will use the dust collector, but I had to convince myself that adding the vibration isolator brackets would be worth the investment in the long run. I changed a couple of things in the motor mount bracket. First, rather than using the MDF (not that it would have been bad), I made a plywood motor mount. If you haven’t visited Bill Pentz’s web page on ...

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Soapbox car (drawings and details) Blog

08-13-2010 02:13 AM by mafe | 12 comments »

Soapbox carDrawings and details after request from wouldi I had a few questions to my Soapbox car post, and today a mail, so I will put the detail pictures, and my drawings here.If this is not enough, please ask questions. Plan drawing, from my little sketchbook. Side view, from my little sketchbook. And here the car, just before first test drive… The seat. Seat from the side. From the back.I made the push bar able to turn, so it could come in a normal door, for our...

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Explorer guitar #1: A old project revived.

08-12-2010 11:24 PM by Benighted | 3 comments »

Hi and welcome to my explorer guitar blog. This is a project I started 5 or 6 years ago when I found some mahogany in my fathers garage, I built the neck mostly by handtools, finished it with nitrocellulose laquer (which sadly has cracked in some places and is currently being stripped off). The neck is made of mahogany, a fretboard of indian rosewood, and the head veneer is also indian rosewood. The body will be made of mahogany, and the top is figured bubinga. I’ll post mor...

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Sketchup Resources #9: Wudworx Board Maker Plugin

08-12-2010 10:34 PM by PurpLev | 14 comments »

OK, so it all started when I was trying to write a blog to post as a tutorial for people starting out with SketchUp. halfway into the blog, I decided that a video would probably be easier for me, and easier for others. so I stopped the blog, and started capturing the video. Halfway through the capture I figured that I probably will need to go a little more basic and a bit more in detail in order to be more clear about certain things that I do – so I stopped the video. Then it hit me ...

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Gil-bilt Belt sander

08-12-2010 09:59 PM by Karson | 19 comments »

A couple of weeks ago someone posted some info on the Gil-Bilt home made tools. Here and here. Gil-Bilt is an old company in St. Charles Mo. I used to live in Florissant Mo about 20 miles away and I went to their office and bought a 6 X 48” Belt sander kit. I don’t remember the price. I’m guessing that is was around 1970 that this occurred. I built the sander and used it for over 20 years. The sander didn’t have a disc sander attachment and so I bought a new one...

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Getting my vises cleaned up. #2: Small vise, clean.

08-12-2010 09:30 PM by AnnaEA | 0 comments »

Here’s the small vise, all cleaned up. About 12 hours in the Evapo-Rust soak, and another rubdown with WD-40. I might paint it, or might not. I haven’t decided yet. Since this is a metal jawed vise, it definitely needs some face blocks added. When I install it on my bench-to-be, I’ll cut a recess for the bench side plate, and then add a face block over….. maybe part of a full skirt face on the side of the bench. I’m not real clear on this bit yet...

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Project SC #4: Its like that and thats the way it is

08-12-2010 05:10 PM by BritBoxmaker | 31 comments »

So 1st fallback reached yesterday. I have to border the pattern. For the pattern glue-ups I used a traditional glue, PVA. This is good for this purpose but if I had mitred all edges (and the top) the tiny 1mm squares at each corner might not have held on at all. Worse still is the possibility that they would chip off over time. So bordered it is. Using 7mm strips of Purpleheart I set out the patterns to give me an overall idea of what it would look like. I then labelled everything s...

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A purpleheart Purple Heart

08-12-2010 03:53 PM by BillyJ | 8 comments »

As I approach my first year as a Lumber Jock, I consider myself so very lucky. As a weekend DIY-er and wannabe woodworker, I am fortunate to have seriously injured myself only once. However, I am even more fortunate to have met SO many great Lumber Jocks. I’ve been involved in many different hobbies and sports, but have never formed friendships as I have through woodworking. In particular, those involved in Lumber Jocks are so willing to share advice, assist in teaching, and more imp...

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